Interview: Social Justice done the right way with Doug Ammar
Doug Ammar is the Executive Director of Georgia Justice Project. An organizations that defends low income people in court and helps them put their lives back together — win or lose. We discuss his journey and the challenges of a holistic approach to social justice.
Below is a summary of our interview:
All true learning comes from suffering – Ghandi
Doug discusses his road from law school to the early years of Georgia Justice Project, steps away from Martin Luther King’s old church.
Doug talks about the early days of Georgia Justice Project when money was tight.
Doug goes over the breakthrough moment when he received a sign that he was on the right path with Georgia Justice Project.
Doug work now
Doug tells a success story of one his clients who overcame drugs.
What’s exciting Doug now
Lobbying to change laws that affect people accused of crimes.
Book Doug Recommends: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Helpful Habit: Ask questions more than giving his opinion
What’s Your Purpose: Integrating his past pain with the promise of the future and bearing witness to a different reality
Where to follow Doug
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